Grayson Books is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2010 Grayson Books Chapbook Competition is Elizabeth Harrington of Tarrytown, New York.
Her chapbook of poems, The Quick and the Dead, has recently been released by Grayson Books. Ms. Harrington’s work was chosen by the contest judge, poet Kate Rushin, author of The Black Back-Ups (Firebrand Books), from a formidable field of entries.
A poem from this collection will be featured on www.yourdailypoem.com on September 3rd. Ms. Harrington will be reading from her chapbook at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City on September 10.
Praise for this book:
“Elizabeth Harrington manages the impossible. A subject that is heart-wrenching, even scary, is rendered in a language that has both weight and lightness, surprise and delight. The poems, startling in their descriptions, insights, compassion, are most breath-taking in their movement through time. This is a very special voice. Listen to it. It will carry you into a different place and space.” —Mary Stewart Hammond
“I read this book through in one sitting: not to know what happens next, but to learn how it happens, and what Elizabeth Harrington might make of it. This inventive collection – fierce , accurate and in love with even the most difficult days – sings the story of the demanding grace of survival..” —Marie Howe
About the author: Elizabeth Harrington’s poems have appeared in numerous journals. Her chapbook Earth’s Milk was first runner-up in the Main Street Rag competition. She was a winner of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and has work included in an anthology of poems about divorce, Split Verse: Poems to Heal the Heart.